Fried green maters are on the menu for supper tonight

So we had this little storm that was suppose to come through here over the weekend name Beryl. 
She got the forecasters all excited.  There was talk of high winds and massive amounts of rain.. 
So we did what we always do. Picked up things that could blow around and sat on the back porch to wait on the rain ...  We waited... and waited and waited some more... it finally showed up Tuesday morning with lots of beneficial rain and then we got a little more rain last night. Everything has jumped up and is looking so pretty.. Beryl brought no damage other than a few downed limbs or so I thought ... till I found these
My perfect mators had been ripped
 from their cozy little home... 
Now I love fried green tomatoes
 as much as the next southern girl 
I just don't want it to be my tomatoes that are being fried!! 

I want my maters to grow till they are about to burst with juicy goodness. 
I want them to be warm from the sun and I want them between two slices of bread covered with mayo and fresh ground black pepper... 
There is no need for anything else..
Oh well, guess I will have to wait a little longer 
for that mator sandwich but tonight we will be eating our first tomatoes of the season
 and that is always a treat ..

See my pretty new crock
 I picked up a few weeks ago at a yard sale. 
It's stamped on the bottom Marshall Pottery ~ Texas  which I had never heard of before but in reading their web site the pottery has a rich history... 
Which makes me love it even more..

Happy Thursday everyone lets make this an awesome day 
hugs, Cherry

Lost for words

Have you ever come to your blog and been at a complete loss for words. Have you ever just sat there and stared at the blank page hoping something would comes to mind. That your fingers would start moving and words would start pouring out. Well that is what I have been doing for weeks now.. I have gobs of pictures and projects to share but for the life of me I just can't seem to stay focused long enough to do it.
I was awarded the beautiful SUNSHINE AWARD by the lovely Miss

here is what Miss Julia wrote :
 Cherry @ Cherry's in the Garden & More - As far as sunshine goes this blog is beaming with it!!
One of the cheeriest bloggers around, Cherry blogs from down south in Savannah. She offers a great mix of garden, house and life posts, her DIY home projects are so inspiring...
Y'all head over there now =)
Now wasn't that sweet .. Thank you so much Julia. 
Julia's blog is beautiful and what an adorable name
Her photographs are some of the prettiest I have ever seen and she likes cherry blossoms... So ya know I love her...

The Sunshine Blog Award is a prize awarded to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”
As an award winner, there are a few rules to follow:
  • Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it.
  • Answer the questions below.
  • Pass on the award to 5 bloggers you like, link their blogs, and let them know you awarded them.
so here we go with the Sunshine Award....
1. Favorite color -  love them all but right now I am crushing on ~ pale yellows

2.  Favorite Animal - kitty's ~ but then ya'll knew that..

3.  Favorite Number - 13 ~ hubby's baseball jersey number before he was the hubby..

4.  Favorite non-alcoholic drink - ice tea with fresh mint

5.  Facebook or Twitter - Facebook, there will never be enough hours in my day for Tweeting

6.  My passion - right now it's all about tomatoes.. big, fat, homegrown juicy tomatoes  

7.  Getting or Giving Presents - keeping it real here I love getting 

8.  Favorite Pattern - I'm not big on patterns but always come back to calico's

9.  Favorite Day of the Week - any of them spent at home.. I'm such a homebody these day's

10.  Favorite Flower - I love them all but if I have to chose just one it's Confederate Jasmine

So in the spirit of Blog Awards I am going to send the love and gratitude on and nominate the following for the Sunshine Blog Award, each of these blogs and bloggers bring Sunshine into my life  every time I visit ..  I enjoy so many blogs that picking only 5 is like having to chose one flower... damn hard ..

Tootsie Time ~ I am in complete awe every time I stop by Miss Glenda's blog.. She is the woman I want to be when I grow up ...

Southern Meadows  ~ Miss Karin is another Georgia garden blogger that I have recently found and I am enjoying visiting ....

A Hocking Hills Garden ~  What's not to love I start smiling when I see her bright beautiful header. Her garden is always blooming with something I want.. and I have to giggle I'm forever right clicking on her blog just so I get her message ~ STOP THIEF

Grandma Barbs This and That ~ I started following Barb back last summer and have enjoyed every second of it. Her barn pictures are wonderful. I don't get to see a lot of that around here so I  really enjoy all that she shares .

Savannah Granny ~ Miss Ginger just makes me smile.. I can hear her voice as I read her wonderful post. I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Ginger this year and she is a grand southern lady .. She has already received the Sunshine Award, but I don't care... I want her know how much I appropriate all the sunshine she shares with each of us.

and One more ~
Miss Nell Jean of Secrets of a Seed Scatter  ~ I love her blog, her humor and the fact that she makes me want to learn more about gardening. She has or will find the answer and dang if she doesn't remind me of my momma...  Her love for gardening shines through in each and everyone of her post..

OK there you have it .. and may I add that I know some of you are award free blogs but I don't care I still love ya anyways....

There is so many others that bring sunshine into my life... I wish I could name them all but heck after this long post I'm not sure anyone is still with me any ways and I guess I wasn't at a loss for words after all..
also I would like to apologize for not visiting much lately or replying.  I know it's what makes and breaks a blog but more then that it's just nice to see someone is really enjoying what you are doing.. I promise to do better because I very much enjoy visiting and seeing what each of you are up too..

Thank you so much.... There is not enough words or ways to say Thank you 
so I'll just send a big hug to each of you, Cherry

Southern Life

If you want a glimpse of Southern life,
Come close and walk with me;
I'll tell you all the simple things,
That you are sure to see.
You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,
Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees,
Caterpillars on the step,
Wooden porches cleanly swept;
Watermelons on the vine,
Strong majestic Georgia pines;
Rocking chairs and front yard swings,
Junebugs flying on a string;
Turnip greens and hot cornbread,
Coleslaw and barbecue;
Fried okra, fried corn, fried green tomatoes,
Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that's syrupy sweet,
And cool, green grass beneath your feet;
Catfish nipping in the lake,
And fresh young boys on the make.
You'll see all these things
And much, much more,
In a way of life that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey poems from ~ 
Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems

I love this poem it's so true ...
 I hope each of you have a wonderful day ya'll
hugs. Cherry

Sunday Morning ~ What's for breakfast

Biscuits with Mayhaw jelly, 
oatmeal with South Georgia honey
 or pancakes smothered in sweet Georgia cane syrup
What's not to love about Sunday's 
enjoy your day!
hugs, Cherry

it's Flaunt your flowers Friday

It has been a wet and wild week around here
 lots of heavy down pours
 and hail so the flowers are looking a little worn
 but it is so worth it cause the rain
 has everything jumping which means more pretty flowers.. 
Are ya'll ready for the flaunt...
Blue & Yellow Stokesia ~ Mary Gregory

Wendy's Wishes Saliva
I'm loving the color of this one and hoping
 that all my little rooted pieces are going to take over this summer.

the Chase trees are in full bloom


lavender & thyme for the first time I wintered over one small piece lavender

I love the old right along with the newer varieties of lillies

one of the chase trees that I rooted is now full grown

mators got to have mators

the autumn ferns have been outstanding this spring

chives, blueberries and baby birds are everywhere

I'm loving the Rhythm and blues petunia's the color is so deep.. I need to incorporate so more yellows for some summer color.

Alright now come on ya'll follow me to Tootsie Time 
where I know there is lots of pretties being flaunted today.

Happy, Happy Friday hope ya'll
have a wonderful weekend .. hugs, Cherry

The Tall Ships stopped by Savannah

The Tall Ship Challenge brought some
 fabulous boats to Savannah last weekend.
 My girlfriend Beth and I
did the tour of the boats and it was a lot of fun.
They gave us a very nice passport style booklet
and as you boarded each vessel your passport was stamped.
Then Monday morning we headed out to
Old Fort Jackson to watch them leave
 and I have to say it was an amazing sight to see
The Bounty ~ my favorite picture I took of the ships

The Lynx  ~ firing their cannons at all of us at the fort

what a beauty ~  This flag is the one you see in the above picture on the back of the boat


juggling pirate, magical pirate and singing pirates

I loved the sleekness of these two sister boats from
Brest, France
The Etoile and The La Belle Poule

The Peacemaker and our local riverboat

Beth and I aboard the Lynx..
doesn't Beth look so cute in her white sunglasses 
She threw them in her grands toy box
 after she saw this
Hey I thought they looked cute..
This was so much fun if you ever have the chance to see any of these ships you should go
I only took like a gazillion pictures so here's a few more..

Happy Outdoor Wednesday
 ya'll come join us at
 Miss Susan's A Southern Daydreamers
hugs, Cherry

Sleepy, rainy Monday's got love um

Dreaming of all the real birdies in the sky

Mom can't you see I'm sleeping

go away ~ leave me and my pretty little bird alone

the perfect way to spend a rainy Monday.. 
I hope each of you are having a wonderful day..
hugs, Cherry and Boot's

Just a few pictures of what's blooming in the yard

The daylillies have just stared blooming

my beautiful Niobe Clematis

four o'clocks

Argentina sky Salvia

Silver Moon Stokesia

new roses Thrive

Candy corn and a hardy begonia

more tiny roses

Have a wonderful weekend everyone .. 
I apologize for not visiting or replying to emails and promise 
next week life is going back to normal around here 
and I will be coming to see what's blooming in your neck of the woods..
hugs ya'll Cherry

Savannah's Hidden Gardens Not on the Tour, Tour 2012

Good morning everyone today I'm sharing gardens
 and other pretties that were not on the tour
but too pretty not to share...
 Like what is behind these walls and gate

A very lush green courtyard with a swimming pool hidden behind a perfect border of boxwood's

 a wonderful herb garden in pots right by the back door

and where we met these lovely ladies from Texas
 if anyone knows them please share this with them it is such a great picture.

next garden

Bamboo sneaking out the top

inside left

right side ~ creeping fig and ivy covered walls

Center of the courtyard

 the very back of the garden

lots and lots of greenery

don't ya'll just love the pineapples on those awesome columns

I love the rooster weather vane above the lady banks and jasmine.. bottom left is Bears Britches in bloom

dancing ladies, funky lady and more creeping fig

bath tub filled with asparagus fern sitting in an alley, lady banks, delphinia, iris

and this garden was hidden almost to well. From what we could see it was awesome.

lots of wrought iron, plants, swimming pool, frogs well one frog and now maybe no frog
 .. wink, wink to my girlfriend Bobbie

isn't this adorable... 
I love it, love the first little mouse... oops ='s happy cat
Have a wonderful, wonderful day everyone.. 
hugs, Cherry